Yesterday was Veterans day and each year at our school the fifth graders put on a veterans day program and our school invites any and all local veterans to attend.
Each year I cry during this ceremony and if I was not working at the time I would probably bawl like a baby.
The fifth graders tell how veterans day started and then they sing some very moving songs.
One of the things that they do is sing the song of each branch of military and invite the veterans that served in that branch to stand during their respected song.
Several years ago there was this elderly marine that stood and sang and cried to his song.
I lost it!
This year I thought the fifth graders did a more than usual good job, each student stood and sang their hearts out and each student seemed as though they understood the importance of the events that they were singing about.
I know almost everyone has someone that served in some branch of military and know the effects that a war can do to a persons soul.
My Papa Willie God rest his soul would have nightmares even thirty years after being out of the army. He served in WWII and in Korea and if I have my facts straight he was a 1st Sergent Major.
My Papa Williams I am thinking I was told that he served in either WWII or Korea, I will have to get my facts together.
And My Uncle R who had to have that crazy dinner with us the other night served in Vietnam.
I am so proud of all of them and I am ever so thankful that they helped keep the freedom that we are living in today.
Who is the special veteran that you love and remember?